Environment

Despite sanctions, U.S. companies still importing Myanmar teak, report says

by Sheryl Lee Tian Tong - MongaBay - Creative CommonsU.S. timber companies undercut sanctions to import nearly 1,600 metric tons of teak from Myanmar last year, according to a new report. Advocacy group Justice...

Poacher stomped to death by elephant in South African national park

(The AEGIS Alliance) - Apparently, a presumed poacher got stomped to death by an elephant following the male suspect's crushed body being discovered in South Africa's Kruger National Park, a park representative pointed out...

FOREST Act bill would hold global suppliers accountable for illegal deforestation

by Maxwell Radwin - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA new bill in the U.S. congress would create legislation to prohibit agricultural commodities like palm oil, cattle, soybeans, rubber, pulp and cocoa from import if they...

Major Southern California Oil Spill Defiles Beaches, Wreaks Havoc on Wildlife

(The AEGIS Alliance) - One of recent Southern California history's most extensive oil spills that have defiled prominent coastlines and killed wildlife while workers scurried on Sunday to contain the fossil fuels prior to...

Malawi court sentences Chinese wildlife trafficking kingpin to 14 years in jail

by Charles Mpaka - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA court in Malawi has sentenced a Chinese national to 14 years in jail for masterminding an illegal wildlife trafficking cartel that operated across Southern Africa. Yunhua...

Fires in the Amazon have already impacted 90% of plant and animal species

by Suzana Camargo - MongaBay - Creative CommonsNew study addresses the effects of fires on biodiversity loss in the world’s largest forest during the last two decades. Researchers measured the impacts on the habitats...

Nigeria seizes scales from 15,000 dead pangolins

by Mongabay.com - MongaBay - Creative CommonsAuthorities at the Nigeria Customs Service have announced the seizure of 7.1 tons of pangolin scales that smugglers were attempting to ship out of the country. According to...

More than 250 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, despite Brazil’s ban

Liz Kimbrough - MongaBay - Creative CommonsThere have been 267 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, burning more than 105,000 hectares (260,000 acres) — an area roughly the size of Los Angeles,...
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